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Article: Great People Deserve Great Managers: Managers Effectiveness Index at Kronos Incorporated

InfoQ Culture Methods

Kronos transformed their managers’ capability by introducing a Manager Effectiveness Index (MEI), which consist of codifying the role of managers and measuring their effectiveness.

DevOps Metrics That Matter

The New Stack

Tricentis sponsored this post. Wayne Ariola. Wayne, from Tricentis, is a recognized thought leader on software testing topics such as continuous testing, risk-based testing, service virtualization and API testing.

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Why you should test according to your product's maturity

TechBeacon Testing

When it comes to QA, I am often asked, "What should my testing strategy be?" The answer, unfortunately, isn't clear-cut because it depends on your product's level of maturity. App Dev & Testing, Testing, Application Testing

Emerging Patterns in SRE Implementation

First we were told that every company will become a technology company. Then the tides shifted to every company will become a DevOps company. Now the zeitgeist has a new obsession: Every company will become a Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) company. Have you been keeping pace?

Rise of the Resilient Manager with Lara Hogan

Marcus Blankenship - Podcasts

Episode 33. ??Are Are you a resilient manager? Do you want to become one? In this episode of Programming Leadership, Marcus and his guest, Lara Hogan discuss what it means to be a resilient manager. She will discuss some effective management skills and thought processes.

Liberating Structures — an Antidote to Zombie Scrum

In collaboration with InfoQ, we wrote the article “ Liberating Structures — an Antidote to Zombie Scrum ”. published the article as a whitepaper. This blog post gives you an overview of the paper.


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How the Best Leaders Encourage Open and Honest Dialogue

Next Level Blog

The best leaders I work with as an executive coach encourage open and honest dialogue. They’ve learned and understand why it’s so important for the people on their team and in their organizations to be completely comfortable with speaking up. First, you really want people contributing their best ideas on a regular basis because that’s how you win. Second, if your people aren’t contributing, speaking up and sharing the truth as they see it, you’re going to be flying blind as a leader.

Keys to bridging the IT gender gap


Today’s global technology industry evolves and moves forward almost daily. But one thing hasn’t changed: women continue to be underrepresented in the IT workforce. What really causes this ongoing gender imbalance, and what can be done to reduce it? The IT gender gap persists—and it may be growing. According to McKinsey, the percentage of female […]. Career Corporate Responsibility Leadership and Success STEM women in IT

Article: How Structure, Process, and Rules Make People Free

InfoQ Culture Methods

There is a widespread belief that rules, structure and processes inhibit freedom and that organizations that want to build a culture of autonomy and performance need to avoid them like the plague. In this article, we want to debunk that myth.

The state of AIOps: What IT can expect in 2020


AIOps is becoming the go-to technology for unifying monitoring capabilities because it presents a single source of the truth, according to industry observers.

Continuous Documentation in a CI/CD World

The New Stack

CloudBees sponsored this story. We continuously integrate. We continuously deploy. We continuously test and monitor. And then we write documentation about it after the fact. Why do we suspend the continuity when it comes to documentation — the thing that helps users actually use our product?

Why Is Security Missing in Many DevOps Implementations?

The exceptional and ground-breaking, technology-driven opportunities in today’s digitized age come with significant competitive pressures to transform promptly. Specific demands increase due to continuous repeating in response to customer preferences becomes the more deep-seated expectation.

[VLOG] What Are the Scrum Product Owner Accountabilities

Hey awesome people. The Product Owner role is often underestimated. When organisation is transitioning to use Scrum, it is not rare to see people perceive Product Owner as the business analyst or requirements engineer just managing the Product Backlog.


The 10 Best Examples Of How Companies Use Artificial Intelligence In Practice


All the world’s tech giants from Alibaba to Amazon are in a race to become the world’s leaders in artificial intelligence (AI). These companies are AI trailblazers and embrace AI to provide next-level products and services.

Four Fundamental Responses to Change

Change Starts Here

Everyone responds to change differently. It depends on their history, the change in question, and even their mood that day. And yet, there is a pattern to how people respond. To help illuminate the responses to change, let’s take a simple look at change itself.

Impact of Release Automation in DevOps


Gartner has predicted[1] that by 2020 that over 50% of global enterprises will have implemented application release automation, up from less than 15% in 2017.

The Agile museum

I’ve been teaching the class Professional Scrum with Kanban (PSK) for the last year now and I strongly believe parts of its content will send some of our current practices and books to the Agile museum.

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DeepMind co-founder Mustafa Suleyman switches to Google


Mustafa Suleyman, the co-founder of British artificial-intelligence firm DeepMind, has announced that he is joining Google. He had previously said he was taking time off from DeepMind.

Survey Sees Massive Adoption of Microservices

Under increasing pressure to innovate faster, a majority (84%) of organizations taking part in a recent survey have already embraced microservices.

Stop Emailing When You Should Have a Meeting

Let's Grow Leaders

Have a meeting for more bandwidth and speed Recently we were delivering a leadership development program when Annia, a senior leader in the firm, raised her hand and addressed the room: “I’ve noticed that many of us quickly send an email rather […].

The First Of Four Things You Do To Prevent Value Delivery

Background. On November 22nd, 2019, I gave the closing keynote at Scrum Deutschland, a talk called 'The Four Things You Do To Prevent Value Delivery'. In this keynote, I discussed the trends I found during my research at multiple organizations.


Rise of the Internet of Things (IoT)


Read Darren Anstee take a look at how the Internet of Things will fare in 2020 on Tech Radar : They are already here. And they might already have outnumbered us. Their proliferation is breath-taking, with an estimated population reaching 125 billion in the next 10 years.

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A new CST in South Africa


Congratulations to our colleague and friend Regina Martins who has been approved as a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) by the Scrum Alliance at the recent Global Scrum Gathering in Vienna. Regina joins the rich list of agile42 CSTs in South Africa and worldwide.


2020 MLB Free Agency Predictions


This blog provides a unique take on using machine learning to predict free agent signings in the off-season. MLB’s Hot Stove season has begun and several big contracts have already been handed out to Zack Wheeler, Yasmani Grandal, Will Smith, and more.

Can We Do Without DevOps?

Recently, DevOps has received so much hype and every respectable company sees it as its duty to have a DevOps team on and running.

Cost of data breaches in 2019: The 4 worst hits on the corporate wallet


Read Taylor Armerding list four worst data breaches of 2019 on Security Boulevard : Corporations that don’t keep their data secure may soon long for the good old days when the “only” expenses they had to worry about from a data breach were recovery costs, brand damage, lawyers’ fees, and potential class-action lawsuits. Because soon […]. News

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Android Room Tutorial: Simplifying How You Work with App Data

Gorilla Logic

Information is probably the most important resource that users trust with apps. For app developers, that information tells us who the user is, which empowers us to provide a good user experience ( UX ).

Reducing Vendor Lock-in with a Cloud-Agnostic Approach


While there are plenty of cases in life where vendor loyalty is rewarding, cloud services do not fall under this category.Full dependence on any one vendor is a dangerous thing as you're trusting that it will be around forever or is impervious to a s. Software Development

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An Overview of Cloud Migration and Open Source

Most businesses are moving toward making their business processes more user-friendly, through digitization. This shift of business modernization comes with a heavy price for them in terms of money and in terms of time.

The Ethics of AI Image Recognition


The use of artificial intelligence (AI) for image recognition offers great potential for business transformation and problem-solving. But numerous responsibilities are interwoven with that potential.

Definition of Done vs. User Stories vs. Acceptance Criteria

Agile Pain Relief Notes from a Tool User

One of the more frequently asked questions in my Scrum workshops is around the difference between Definition of “Done” and Acceptance Criteria , and how they relate to User Stories.